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Relationship Conundrums (Conundra?)

Some sticky relationship questions...



Poll #1373484 Relationships Conundra

Hypothetical: Your boyfriend/girlfriend is a very busy person either with a busy career or academic schedule. Sometimes he/she is too busy to spend a lot of quality time with you. Which of the following options comes closest to describing how do you feel about that?

I'm okay with it. I'm happy that he/she is living a full life and when we get together it makes up for our time apart.
15(16.5%)
I understand, but wish we spent more time together.
51(56.0%)
I'll tolerate it for a while, but if it continues, it doesn't bode well for the future of the relationship.
20(22.0%)
I'm unhappy about it. We'll talk about the problem and if things don't change, we're history.
3(3.3%)
I'm pissed. I expect someone that I'm in a relationship with to be with me when I get free time.
0(0.0%)
None of these approximate how I feel about this. I'll explain in a comment.
2(2.2%)

James Carville is a Democratic stragegist and Mary Matalin is a Republican strategist. Despite being polar political opposites, they are happily married. Put yourself in the place of whichever you're more politically alligned with. Could you be happy in that kind of marriage?

Sure. Politics have nothing to do with who I love.
19(21.3%)
Probably, but there are some political doings that would strain the relationship.
20(22.5%)
I'm not sure how I'd do in that kind of a relationship.
11(12.4%)
I probably wouldn't handle that kind of a relationship so well. Politics have a tendency to set me off sometimes.
18(20.2%)
There's no way I'd ever get romantically involved with someone with different politics from me. I care about my political beliefs way too much to ever marry someone from the other side.
18(20.2%)
Something else (what?)
3(3.4%)

Some relationship experts say that minor differences don't matter in a relationship, but if you differ on major values, you've got a problem Houston. Which of the following subjects would make it difficult for you to be in a romantic relationship with someone if his or her beliefs or values about that subject were opposite of yours?

Religion/belief in God
0(0.0%)
Drug use
1(1.1%)
Having children
0(0.0%)
Pets
0(0.0%)
Politics
0(0.0%)
Intelligence
0(0.0%)
Sports
0(0.0%)
Wanting to travel/wanting to stay at home
0(0.0%)
Wealth/poverty
0(0.0%)
Family (e.g. you love them but can't stand their family, whom they love, or vice versa)
0(0.0%)
Gay rights
0(0.0%)
Pre-marital sex
0(0.0%)
The importance of getting an education
0(0.0%)
Spending money vs. saving money
0(0.0%)
Having friends of the opposite sex
0(0.0%)
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